Texas Governor Greg Abbott and other Republican leaders are standing up against Big Tech’s censorship of conservative viewpoints.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott revealed last week that he is working to outlaw political discrimination on social media.
Abbott announced via Twitter that he is joining state Senator Bryan Hughes to announce a bill that will prohibit social media companies from censoring viewpoints.
“Too many social media sites silence conservative speech and ideas and trample free speech,” the governor said. “It’s un-American, Un-Texan, & soon to be illegal.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has also taken a similar stance. DeSantis recently told Fox News that said he wants to protect Floridians’ data privacy, add fines to tech companies that de-platform political candidates and open a channel for lawsuits against Big Tech from people who’ve been censored for their political opinion.
— Real America's Voice (RAV) (@RealAmVoice) February 27, 2021
In addition to the bill, Governor Abbott also recently issued Executive Order (GA-34), effectively lifting the statewide mask mandate and lifting all lockdown measures.
“With the medical advancements of vaccines and antibody therapeutic drugs, Texas now has the tools to protect Texans from the virus,” the governor said. “We must now do more to restore livelihoods and normalcy for Texans by opening Texas 100 percent.”
Governor Abbott has set an example for other Republican leaders by putting the people of his state first. The bill he has announced could go a long way in protecting freedom of speech, and by lifting the statewide lockdown, he will likely help Texas’ economy thrive once again.